This was held at the Mount Osmond Golf course clubrooms.
21st November 2012 - Members construction night.
15th November 2012 - General meeting.
Bill Cowley VK5DSP spoke on satellite comms projects including a low cost cubesat and use of the 70cm band.
Sunday 4th November 2012 - AHARS Hamfest (Buy and Sell).
This was held at the Goodwood Community Centre.
Door prizes included a Wouxon handheld (donated by Strictly Ham), a dipole centre kit, 2 egg insulators & 45 metres of wire (donated by NBS Antennas & Masts), a 105 solar panel (donated by Navitas SOlar), and a JST Antenna Analyser Kit (donated by AHARS).
Vendors included Aztronics, NBS Antennas & Masts, Strictly Ham, TET-Emtron, TTS Systems, & Navitas Solar.
November 2012 - General meeting.
Satellite comms projects including a low cost cubesat & use of 70cm band by Bill Cowley.
27th Oct 2012 - Club stall at Kalyra Retirement Village Fair.
AHARS set up a club stall at the Kalyra Belair Family Fete which was held on the 27th October 2012.
Thursday 25th October 2012 - Old Timers Luncheon.
You no longer have to be an Old Timer to enjoy these functions. Good food and company at the Marion Hotel makes these events a pleasant occasion for all. Over 30 members and XYLs attended, including Darcie Hancock at 102 years of age. The guest speaker was Leigh Turner, VK5KLT, who spoke about his miracle vertical antenna, and how he had made it so.
c/o AR magazine Dec 2012
c/o AR magazine Dec 2012
October 2012 - Jamboree on the Air (JOTA).
During the JOTA weekend, AHARS operated a station at our Shack at which some of the Girl Guides were involved.
18th October 2012 - General meeting.
Held at the Blackwood Senior Citizens Club. Members Construction of PreAmp with 6BX6 by Graham Dicker VK5ZFZ.
6th & 7th October 2012 - Foundation course.
Six new Foundation calls, with three joining AHARS. One of those who passed was 97 years young and can still read morse.
29th September 2012 - Breakfast & Auction at the shack.
20th September 2012 - General meeting.
Held at the Blackwood Senior Citizens Club, this was a talk on the development of the CODEC2 protocol by David Rowe VK5DGR. David recently received the ARRL Technical award for his work.
17th September 2012 - Tech morning at the shack.
Convert an AT or orXT computer power supply.
10th & 11th September 2012 - Foundation licence course & examinations.
September 2012 - AHARS member acknowledged.
Kevin Zeitz VK5AKZ hads been given due recognition this year for his services to Amateur Radio. Kevin received his reward for his service to the CW Operators QRP club.
The award was for services to QRP and was made at the recent Dayton convention when the “Four Days in May” are celebrated. This is held in conjunction with Dayton each year.
August 2012 - Remembrance Day Contest.
Several AHARS members activated the club call VK5BAR at the Shack for the Remembrence Day Contest.
August 2012 - International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend (ILLW).
A group of AHARS members and their wives travelled to Kangaroo Island and operated from the Cape Willoughby lighthouse.
Steve (VK5AIM), and Keith (VK5OQ), operated across the Port Adelaide River from the lighthouse. “The Lighthouse was originally located off Semaphore Beach which is now in suburban Adelaide. With the advancing development in the 19th century, the lighthouse became redundant and it was moved to Port Adelaide to be set up as a tourist attraction. It is now under the control of the South Australian Maritime Museum. Our first contact was just before 11AM with VI5CW at the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse on Kangaroo Island with Lesley VK5LOL on the mike. We contacted a further 15 lighthouses, including F5CAC in north-eastern France.“
16th August 2012 - General meeting.
Talk by Keith Gooley on his visit to Bletchley Park, United Kingdom. Keith illustrated his talk with photos of the reconstructed machines used for decoding the German messages encoded with the Enigma machines.
A Mark 2 Colossus computer. The ten Colossi were the world's first (semi-) programmable electronic computers, the first having been built in 1943. Image courtesy of wikipedia
22nd July 2012 - Mid Year Dinner.
This was held at the Morphett Arms Hotel, Glengowrie.
19th July 2012 - General meeting.
Erich VK5HSE spoke about his prototype morse key. The guest speaker was David Leigh VK5DAC who gave an interesting talk on computer lathes followed by Rob VK5RG who advised members of the 5.425 MHz upper side band.
30th June 2012 - Breakfast at the shack.
A breakfast and mini auction was held at the shack.
21st June 2012 - General meeting.
Members Show and Tell at the Blackwood Senior Citizens Club.
9th June 2012 - Shack working bee.
A working bee was held at the shack on Saturday 9th. A BBQ lunch was provided.
25th-27th May 2012 - WIA AGM.
Three AHARS members received recognition at the AGM.
David Clegg VK5KC received the 2012 WIA Higginbotham Award from WIA President Michael Owen VK3KI.
Jim Tregellas VK5TR/VK5JST, who was awarded the WIA Amateur Radio Technical Award for 2 articles in Amateur Radio magazine: “An Introduction to Stepper Motors” and “Building an 80 metre magnetic loop antenna for your attic”.
Trevor Quick VK5ATQ (along with 23 other assessors) was awarded a commendation for his service as a Nominated Assessor.
17th May 2012 - General meeting.
High Power Antenna Measurements & related subjects by Paul Lawson VK5SL.
3rd-9th May 2012 - YL International Meet.
The 2012 YL International Meet was held in Adelaide.
April 2012 - PIC programming course.
Held at the shack.
19th April 2012 - General meeting.
This was a members Buy and Sell, held at the Blackwood Senior Citizens Club.
14th April 2012 - Open day at the shack.
Open day and BBQ, as part of the WIA National Field Day.
31st March 2012 - Breakfast at the shack.
Thursday 15th March 2012 - General meeting.
At the March 2012 meeting of the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society, Dean Probert, VK5LB, provided details and display of the high power linear amplifier, he has recently constructed. Dean discussed his motives for using the Super Cathode mode with his pair of 4CX250 Valves, the sourcing of components, research of articles by various authors, and its operating parameters as part of his Amateur station. He displayed his well kept records of progress with the success and failures highlighted.
An auction of donated equipment, and some from deceased estates was also held, providing much pleasure and entertainment to all attending. Some WW2 disposal items and 'boat anchors' provoked intense bidding.
The VK5LB linear amplifier
March 2012 - South Australian Museum.
During March 2012, some members of AHARS, the Historical Radio Society of Australia and the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions Club, were guests at the South Australian Museum, where John Gillies presented his reconstruction of the Telefunken transmitter, used by Sir Douglas Mawson in his 1911/12 expedition to Commonwealth Bay. The event was part of the Centenary celebrations of the first Australian Expedition to Antarctica. Very little of this rebuild used original parts, most being manufactured from photographs displayed in 1910 catalogues. Rob Gurr VK5RG, delighted the museum staff and John, by donating an original insulator, he had salvaged from the remains of Mawson's relay station at the top of Wireless Hill, at Macquarie Island, when he was there in 1952.
AHARS members view the reconstructed 1911 transmitter used by the Sir Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition.
10th March 2012 - WARO, New Zealand.
On Saturday March 10th five members of AHARS helped WARO, the NZ equivalent organisation to ALARA, celebrate 50 years of association. What is particularly significant is that WARO was formed on exactly the same date and at exactly the same venue, 50 years ago. There were 57 people at the special luncheon this year and one of those present was Celia, ZL1ALK, the only original member who is still a member. It was very exciting to have her there. The luncheon was held at the Millenium Hotel in Rotorua at which a number of presentations were made to other long serving members of WARO as well as to Celia. Our congratulations to all of them. The AHARS members were Tina VK5TMC, Jenny VK5FJAY, and Christine VK5CTY, along with the two OMs, Robert VK5ZHW and Kevin VK5AKZ . There were also two VK3s- Jean VK3VIP and her OM John VK3DQ, and two VK4s- Catherine VK4GH and her OM John VK4IO.
Thursday 16th February 2012 - AGM.
This took place in the new meeting venue at the Blackwood Senior Citizens Club, Young Street, Blackwood. The Committee was elected unopposed with two co-opted members.
The new AHARS Committee consisted of David VK5KC - President, Barry VK5BW Vice-President, Robert VK5ZHW Treasurer, Jean VK5TSX Secretary, Denis VK5HH, Rob VK5RG, and Roy VK5NRG. The two co-opted members being Wolf VK5HWL and Tina VK5TMC to deal with the management of the antenna analyser kits designed by Jim VK5TR.
Following the AGM and supper, Steve VK5AIM gave a talk on the history of vacuum tubes (valves).
26th January 2012 - Move to new venue.
During the Australia Day weekend the club's assets were moved from the Belair Community Centre to the Blackwood Senior Citizens Centre ready for the first meeting there on the third Thursday in February, the 16th starting at 7.30 p.m.
22nd January 2012 - Club picnic, Bridgewater.
The AHARS Club picnic was held in the park alongside of the Bridgewater Mill. Although it was a hot day, about 70 people attended.